Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Love Heart Collection....


Coming soon to our blog our Love Heart Collection......




We are busy in the studio creating new designs for our next blog show.
Love Heart Collection 
Thursday 26th January 2017 
at 7.30pm
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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Merry Christmas to all of our collectors........



We are hanging up our christmas stockings and about to spend time with friends & family.
Just a little message to say a huge Big Thank You to all our collectors who have supported us this year.

We truly appreciate every single one of you that has visited us at the shows we attend and taken home one of our designs.

Some of you have never met us in person but have adopted a new teddy bear or character from our blog shows and have then sent us return messages of pleasure and delight.
Thank you for those messages they keep us going when we really need it.
                                                                                

We know that some of you have followed our progress for many years and your collections are very precious to you.
Thank you so much for your continued patronage it is nice to know that our designs bring you so much joy.

Thank you also to those of you who share our work with other collectors on social media
for the facebook likes and sweet comments,follows on pinterest and now instagram too.
We pop in and react when we can and its always so nice to hear from you too.

We will be back in 2017 with another blog show in January.(date yet to be announced)

We will be planning new designs for the Hugglets Winter Bear Fest at Kensington on 26th February.
Also we are looking forward to the summer and celebrating 115years of Teddy Bears at Woburn Teddy Bear Festival on 11th June.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years! 

Thank you 
Warmest Wishes 
Paula & Simon
          xx





Thursday, 8 December 2016

Welcome to our Christmas Collection 2016



Christmas Collection 2016

Welcome to our latest christmas designs..........

MISTER EVERGREEN

MISTER EVERGREEN

Mister Evergreen is 7.5" high and created from authentic antique mohair in a dark spruce green.
A traditional old looking bear with a slight hump and spoon shaped paws.
 German glass eyes and a fixed head joint.
He has olive green wool felt paw pads and his nose is stitched in vintage cream silk thread.
Mister Evergreen is very cosy in his fine knit vintage old cream scarf.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

SNOW BEAR

SNOW BEAR

SNOW BEAR


Snow Bear is 6.5" bear and is one of our character designs with a sculpted face and paws.
Created from soft alpaca in a snowy white.German glass eyes with waxed nose.
Snow bear has wired limbs so he can bend his paws and leather sculpted paw pads.
Snow Bear wears a vintage red wool santa cap & scarf trimmed with mohair & felt holly.
This happy polar bear sits inside a vintage father christmas sweet tin with vintage bottle brush tree.
One off 1/1 ADOPTED

SVEN

SVEN

Sven is 6.5"high and created from german mohair dark taupe.
I have aged and tinted his fur which has a slight wave or curl to it.
He has a fixed head and stuffed with traditional wood wool with steel shot for a nice weight.
Sven is wrapped up against the winter chill winds with a vintage Scandinavian scarf.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

MASTER FORTY WINKS

MASTER FORTY WINKS
Master Forty Winks is 4.5" high and created from authentic antique mohair in faded cinnamon
He has a wobble neck joint and glass eyes.
Master Forty Winks is already with his stocking for christmas wearing vintage cotton striped nightshirt and cap.
His vintage velvet slippers are hand made by our own sculpted shoe lasts and hand stitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition One Off
1/1 ADOPTED

NEVE
NEVE
NEVE
Neve is 3.5"created from soft alpaca in aged white.
She has glass eyes,jointed fixed head with suede paw pads.
Neve wears a antique cream wool cape trimmed with antique gold wire lace.
and a winter bouquet of fir cones and crystal beads.
She sits inside a antique winter white leather baby boot with frosted cream bottle brush tree.
Limited Edition One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

JOSIAH
JOSIAH
Josiah is 3.5"high and created from authentic antique mohair in a ginger spice colour.
He has fixed jointed head and matt glass eyes.
Josiah is a classic old bear look to him our latest new pattern in this size.
He wears a vintage gold plated french religious charm with french ribbon.
Limited Edition 1/1 RESERVED

NORDMANN
NORDMANN
Nordmann is 3.25"high created from authentic antique mohair in spruce green.
His fur is aged and worn in places.
He has German glass eyes a wobble neck joint.
Nordmann is one of our tiniest bears comes complete in a vintage 1950's display box.
Limited Edition 1/1 ADOPTED

END OF SHOW

If you want to adopt any of the bears please contact me by email or message me on facebook
info@paulastrethill-smith.com

Wishing you all good wishes at Christmas time.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS !














Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas Collection 2016


Hello, just a little note that our Christmas Collection is nearly ready so save the date & time and set your reminders.

 Hope that you will join us on Thursday 8th December 2016 
at 7.30pm GMT for our latest designs.
May all your Christmas wishes come true.
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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Hocus Pocus Collection


Welcome to our latest Autumn and Halloween designs.....

CONKERS 

CONKERS
Conkers is 7"high and created from hand dyed mohair in autumn red.
Conkers has a fixed head joint and is traditionally stuffed with wood wool.
He wears a vintage tweed scarf.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

OLD CHESTNUT

OLD CHESTNUT
Old Chestnut is created from soft German mohair in light chestnut and tinted darker tones.
He has a wobble neck joint.He is stuffed with wood wool and has a little weight added.
He wears a hand made vintage 1950's fabric bow tie.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST
Wicked Witch is 4"high bear and is 5"to top of her hat.
She is created from ash blonde mohair and further aged.
She wears a silk velvet cape with victorian jet beading.
Silk velvet hat with lace trim,feather and vintage button.
She comes with her hand carved broomstick.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED
WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST

CALLISTO
CALLISTO
Callisto is 3"high and created from antique mohair which is worn in places.
He has a wobble neck with black antique spot lace ruffle with aged star.
Comes with a his little pumpkin.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

ZELDA


ZELDA
Zelda is 3"high created from antique potion green plush.
She wears a silk velvet hat with antique crochet shawl trimmed with diemante.
Zelda likes to sit inside her beautiful green vintage beaded purse.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MAPLE
MAPLE
Maple is 3.5" high and created from antique mohair in a bright flame red maple.
Wobble neck joint and centre head seam. Trimmed with golden leaf charm.
One Off 1/1 ADOPTED

MASTER JACK 

MASTER JACK
MASTER JACK
Master Jack is one of our character designs.
He is 8"high to top of his velvet hat.
Created from off white mohair and airbrushed markings.
He has amber coloured glass eyes waxed nose.
Dressed in his finest clothing wool jacket lined in silk,silk waistcoat,old victorian collar and silk cravat.Master Jack carries a cane stick to help him around old London town.
He also wears are trademark shoes made from vintage leather hand stitched with leather soles.
Limited Edition 1/5 Numbers 1,2,3 are ADOPTED


OLD TUFTY

OLD TUFTY
OLD TUFTY
Old Tufty is 8" high to top of his ears.He is created from antique mohair in rusty red.
The longer mohair is quality German mohair.
Old Tufty has a fixed head glass eyes and airbrushed details.
He has wired ears and wired arms.
He wears a vintage duffle coat blue wool felt scarf
Dark brown vintage leather hand stitched shoes with leather soles.
Limited Edition 1 of 3 Number 1 is ADOPTED


 END OF SHOW

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 
xx


Thank you for visiting our blog
Should you wish to adopt any of the designs or require further information.
Please email me
 info@paulastrethill-smith.com
or message me on facebook


Monday, 17 October 2016

Coming soon..... Hocus Pocus Collection 2016


HOCUS POCUS COLLECTION Coming soon......

We are busy casting some spells and hope to magic up a few halloween & autumn designs for you.

Join us here on our blog for our 
HOCUS POCUS COLLECTION
on Thursday 20th October at 7.30pm 
Best Witches
x

 




Friday, 9 September 2016

Our latest designs from our studio September 2016



Our latest creations direct from our little studio .......


MISTER BLUE SKY



Mister Blue Sky is 7" high and created from vintage plush which is hand dyed.
He has a wobble neck joint with mat boot button glass eyes.
The sky blue vintage plush is very soft with paw pads from antique cream suede.
Mister Blue Sky wears a antique rosary fragment with milky blue stones and silver medallion.
SOLD OUT



JAVIER

 JAVIER

Javier is 7" high and created from hand dyed mohair in a beautiful shade of teal.
I have further aged and tinted his fur with darker sepia tones 
to give him a look of a very old bear.
He has a wobble neck joint and mat glass boot button style eyes.
Javier is loose jointed and traditional stuffing of wood wool.
He wears a vintage elephant charm on a shabby chain.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED

VITTORIO




VITTORIO
Vittorio is 4.5"tall and created from very old antique blue mohair and white alpaca.
He has a mat eyes and fully jointed with a navy waxed nose.
Vittorio fur is aged and worn in places with cream vintage suede paw pads.
He wears a antique lace ruff with a fragment of crystal rosary chain.
ONE OFF ADOPTED

WILBUR

WILBUR
Wilbur is 4.5"high and created from oatmeal colour mohair.I have further aged and tinted his fur with darker sepia tones.He has a wobble neck joint with shiny glass eyes and has a worn stitched nose.
Wilbur is wearing a antique cream wool sailor coat the collar is made from a antique sailor collar.
His tiny brass antique button badge has a crown with the words English Made.
ONE OFF 1/1 ADOPTED


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Should you wish to adopt any of these designs please email or message me on facebook.

info@paulastrethill-smith.com

Thank you for visiting.

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